1. Patients’ Symptoms Raise Concern About Ebola in New York
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-05 at 05:36:36

    In the latest episode, a man who was recently in West Africa is being tested after visiting an emergency room with signs of the disease.

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    103 twitter shares, 11469 retweets and 192 favorites
    5404 shares and 5777 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 122 plus ones and 39 reshares
    38 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Tunneling through triangle of death, Islamic State aims at Baghdad from south
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-04 at 20:11:07

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Using secret tunnels built by Saddam Hussein and rough terrain to outfox Iraqi troops, Islamic State insurgents are getting dangerously close to Baghdad with the support of heavily-armed Sunni tribesmen, Iraqi security and intelligence…

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    102 twitter shares, 14042 retweets and 171 favorites
    55 shares and 14 likes on Facebook
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    1 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Iraqi PM orders air force to help Kurds fight Islamic State
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-05 at 03:10:22

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered his air force for the first time to back Kurdish forces against Islamic State fighters after the Sunni militants made another dramatic push through the north, state television reported on Mo…

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    103 twitter shares, 11532 retweets and 160 favorites
    223 shares and 186 likes on Facebook
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  4. Gaza: No place to bury the dead
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-04 at 19:47:09

    Under continuous Israeli shelling, Palestinians in south Gaza face a shortage of space and supplies to bury loved ones.

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    103 twitter shares, 5280 retweets and 74 favorites
    2518 shares and 3018 likes on Facebook
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  5. Libya’s new parliament calls for unity as rival militias clash
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-05 at 05:11:42

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s new parliament appealed for national unity at its first formal session on Monday as rival armed factions battled for dominance of a country struggling to hold itself together three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

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    101 twitter shares, 10592 retweets and 44 favorites
    54 shares and 13 likes on Facebook
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  6. Lebanese army advances in border battle with Islamists
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-05 at 04:23:22

    OUTSKIRTS OF ARSAL Lebanon (Reuters) – The Lebanese army advanced on Monday into a border town attacked by Islamists at the weekend in the most serious spillover of the three-year-old Syrian civil war into Lebanon, and the Beirut government said the deadl…

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    101 twitter shares, 10053 retweets and 66 favorites
    232 shares and 167 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Russia to hold war games in show of strength near Ukraine
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-05 at 01:47:05

    MOSCOW/DONESTSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Russia announced military exercises near the border with Ukraine on Monday in a show of strength as the Ukrainian army recaptured more territory from pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.

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    102 twitter shares, 10186 retweets and 90 favorites
    167 shares and 30 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    23 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Taking a Bullet, Gaining a Cause: James S. Brady Dies at 73
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-05 at 04:21:36

    Mr. Brady, the White House press secretary who was wounded in an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, championed tighter regulations from his wheelchair.

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    33 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Hollywood divided: passions high as actors and celebrities speak out on Gaza
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-04 at 23:45:57

    Artists voicing solidarity for Palestinians trigger backlash from industry heavyweights in a town with strong Israel connections Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1910 retweets and 83 favorites
    1567 shares and 5510 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Israel, Palestinians accept Egypt’s 72-hour truce bid
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-05 at 03:26:17

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement agreed on Monday to an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire to end four weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip, while Jerusalem was rocked by two attacks that appeared to be a backlash to the violence….

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    103 twitter shares, 8233 retweets and 176 favorites
    240 shares and 66 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    18 shares on LinkedIn
    228 views on StumbleUpon

  11. In Fatal Flash, Gaza Psychologist Switches Roles, Turning Into a Trauma Victim
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-04 at 19:30:59

    When an Israeli airstrike killed six of Hassan al-Zeyada’s relatives, including his mother and three brothers, he joined the fellow residents he has spent decades counseling.

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    103 twitter shares, 5368 retweets and 85 favorites
    1185 shares and 969 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Israel Moves to Wrap Up Gaza Military Operation
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-05 at 04:10:13

    Egypt said it brokered a 72-hour pause, and the Israelis appeared to be moving toward a conclusion to the nearly month-old conflict in Gaza.

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    103 twitter shares, 1741 retweets and 126 favorites
    2296 shares and 2686 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 24 plus ones and 8 reshares
    28 shares on LinkedIn

  13. US tortoise held after brief chase
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-04 at 06:39:03

    Police in Alhambra in greater Los Angeles recaptured a giant tortoise after a brief chase along city streets.

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    103 twitter shares, 1881 retweets and 222 favorites
    1171 shares and 1389 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 1 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

  14. Australia’s detention regime sets out to make asylum seekers suffer, says chief immigration psychiatrist
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-05 at 00:20:41

    Guardian Australia exclusive: Doctor responsible for mental health of people in detention becomes the most senior figure to condemn system from within, saying immigration department deliberately harms vulnerable detainees in a process akin to tortureAsylu…

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    9 twitter shares, 335 retweets and 48 favorites
    1751 shares and 2367 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  15. Gaza crisis: Israel and Hamas agree to 72-hour ceasefire – as it happened
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-05 at 03:50:20

    Ceasefire would begin 8am local time Tuesday All sides to meet in Egypt Strike in Shati refugee camp kills girl, 8, and wounds 29 Excavator attack in Jerusalem kills one, overturns bus Israeli troops in July killed civilians trying to flee, rights group s…

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    103 twitter shares, 3049 retweets and 75 favorites
    339 shares and 197 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 69 plus ones and 15 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Israel and Palestinians agree 72-hour truce
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-05 at 09:54:31

    Ceasefire to be followed by talks aimed at securing permanent deal as global fury over civilian deaths in Gaza builds.

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    101 twitter shares, 1550 retweets and 26 favorites
    502 shares and 1613 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Justices’ Rulings Advance Gays; Women Less So
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-04 at 22:06:37

    While the justices have endorsed values like “equal dignity” in expanding gay rights, they have delivered blows to women’s groups in cases involving equal pay, medical leaves, abortion and contraception.

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    1353 shares and 1849 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 1 reshares
    35 shares on LinkedIn
    20 views on StumbleUpon

  18. Karzai rejects claim deputy was involved in vote fraud
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-04 at 21:35:00

    KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday rejected allegations ‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬that one of his deputies had orchestrated a fraud against a longtime rival in Afghanistan’s recent presidential election.

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    62 twitter shares, 2707 retweets and 35 favorites
    17 shares on Facebook

  19. Sake With Your Burger? Japan Is Looking West to Save a Tradition
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-04 at 23:27:38

    As domestic consumption falls, Japanese brewers are trying to increase exports, even going abroad to find the right pairings with Western cuisine.

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    103 twitter shares, 1491 retweets and 121 favorites
    131 shares and 449 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Iraq Agrees to Help Kurds Battle Sunni Extremists
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-05 at 01:07:23

    Iraq’s prime minister ordered the air force to support Kurdish forces fighting ISIS, a thaw born of military necessity in the fraught relations between Baghdad and the Kurds.

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    103 twitter shares, 1988 retweets and 74 favorites
    82 shares and 43 likes on Facebook
    5 shares on LinkedIn

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